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CLINTON MEETING [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
CLINTON MEETING Successful Gathering of This District of Woman's Club Reported. MRS. DUNLAP SPEAKS. Makes a Plea for Domestic Science in the Schools - Officers Chosen. Mrs. S. A. Forbes , of this city , has returned from the Clinton Women's club gathering, A good meeting is reported. The gathering was the convention of the nineteenth district of the Federation of Women's clubs . Mrs . M, J. Page , of the Newman Womens club , read an interesting paper on The Benefits of District Federation . Among the many good thoughts brought out by her were the advancement of women . Nineteen hundred years ago a woman was considered a slave and a plaything , without a soul and little better , than a beastT Socrates gave thanks to the gods daily that he was a man and riot a neast , male or female . There is no better record of a . country than in the progress of its women : In our own country , the best evidence of womans rapid growth is this fact , that men have ceased to consider her a separate f...
WOODMEN PLAN DEFENSE [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
WOODMEN PLAN DEFENSE Majority Rule Association in Process of Formation . Declare They Will Demand a Referendum on Big Questions Johnson Says New Rate Is Losing . Springfield, Ill., Feb. 28--A new proposition confronts the . Modern Woodmen . The local camps have all elected their representatives to the county camp In this city in April . The county camp will elect to the state camp , and then the state camp to the national . The readjustment plan is creating intense excitement throughout the order . In order to protect themselves from what they declare to be a plan to force through the head camp s plan for readjustment , a number of the opponents of the measure are organizing what is known as the Majority Rule Association , whose object it is to secure a referendum on all important matters affecting the order and its members . This association will be represented at the meeting of the head camp at Indianapolis in June , and will work to the end that the membership of the order may ha...
FARMERS ORGANIZE [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
FARMERS ORGANIZE Effect an Organization of Their Warehouses for Nutal Protection . OFFICERS ARE CHOSEN Mason City Is to Be the Headquarters ol the Association —What Is Claimed . The Farmers Grain Dealers Association of Illinois is a new organization in Illinois . The members are the independent grain desfsrs , who claim to be persecuted by the Illinois Grain Dealers association . The object of the association , as stated by the constitution and by-laws adopted at the meeting is To advance the common interests of the co-opera-tive organization of Illinois engaged in the handling of grain to inculcate just and equitable principles of trade , to acquire , p * re : &gt; erve and disseminate valuable business information , and to encourage trequent intercourse and consultation among its members for the promotion of their common interests . The promoters disclaim any intention of rorming . a trust or combination by reason of their numbers . They point to the declaration in their c...
WHO ARE THE LADIES? [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
WHO ARE THE LADIES ? Champaign Girls Create Furore on Wall Street The Forrest Sisters Oiler to Black Boots ol New Yorkers—Speculation About Their Identity . New York , Feb . 28—Marie and Belle Forrest , young women from Champaign , 111 ., astonished Wall street yesterday by offering to black the shoes of all brokers for ten cents a shine . The young women did not take their tools of trade around with them , but they promised to be on hand with them at a barber shop at 71 Wall street , next Monday . If all that bought tickets appear at the barber shop on Monday the girls will have a busy time of it . Ill just tell you how it was , said Miss Belle Forrest , as she spread out fifteen tickets , fan-shaped , for speedy purchase by gallant brokers in the Consolidated Exchange . Marie and I came from Champaign , and we had a notion to start a manicure parlor here . Everybody seems to get rich in this place . We thought it would be easy to earn an honest living . But in about three weeks we...
YOUNG GIRL DISAPPEARS [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
YOUNG GIRL DISAPPEARS Jeanette Neil Has Vanished from Home of Mrs . S . S . Small . SHE MAY BE IN DANVILLE Girl Is But 15 Years of Age and it Is Feared She Is in Bad Company . Jeanette Neil , a 15-year-old girl of this city , is seeing the world . The girl , who has lived for six years with Mrs . Simon S . Small , at 500 West University avenue , vanished last Sunday . She has not been heard of since , although Mrs . Small believes she is in Danville . Mrs . Small is considerably worried over the disappearance of the adopted girl , whom she took into her home six years ago to bring up . The girl had been sadly neglected when Mrs . Small s hospitable home opened its arms to her . but the kindly woman believed some traits had been eradicated . That they were not is evidenced by her recent actions , culminating in her disappearance , Borrowing a night dress and fifty cents from her Sunday school teacher , the girl last Sunday ostensibly started out for church . Instead of that , she wen...
HIS CHARIOT SMASHED . [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
HIS CHARIOT SMASHED . Wabash Train Has Collision With Thomas Wright s Buggy . Mr . Wright Has Narrow Escape from Injury —Mires in Mud Hole—Vehicle Is Demolished . Thomas Wright , the foundry man , narrowly escaped being run down by a Wabash train at the Central avenue crossing yesterday afternoon about 4 o clock . As it was , the buggy in which he was riding was completely demolished . Mr . Wright , who is quite old , was crossing the tracks , and when on the main track the vehicle mired in the mud and the horb « was unable to move it . Seeing the approaching train , Mr . Wright jumped out and tried to assist in getting the vehicle out of the way , but all his pushing was of no avail . However , before the crash came , he had the presence of mind to unhitch one of the tugs , and the frightened horse broke away and escaped injury . The engineer had observed the efforts of Mr . Wright to get the buggy off the track , and when the engine struck it was going at a slow rate of speed . Af...
FRANK A . INGALLS [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
FRANK A . INGALLS Announcement of His Candidacy for Township Clerk . In another column of today s paper will be found the announcement of Frank A . Ingalls as a candidate for re-election to the office of township clerk , subject to the republican primary to be held March 14 at the city building . During the time he has served in the office he has proved himself thoroughly capable of transacting tho business In a business-like manner , and if chosen again promises tolook after the affairs of the office in the same efficient way . His republicanism is unquestioned . Mr . Ingalls is a palnter by trade , and for some time has beea employed In that capacity at the Big Four shops . He has a large following of warm-supporters , and it is considered unlikely that he will have * any opposition for the office . » . The Tcachers , Examlnation . The regular teachers examination was hold at the office of County Su- | perinteudont C , II . Watts yesterday . About twenty-live were present and | wr...
COMING IN LIKE A LION. [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
COMING IN LIKE A LION , \ . . ¦ &gt; . . . • y-j . * March Makes Its Appearance in Blustering Fashion . This Means That According toTradition, We Will Have Cold Weather Straight Through Month . March is here . The blustering , swaggering month arrived at midnight , and in leonine fashion , too . Belated passengers on the last car from Champaign , who had to walk from Coler avenue because of the second breaking of the trolley wire , shivered and said , March is here like a lion . The old proverb that the month would either come in like a lion and go out like a lamb or otherwise winter would linger in the lap of spring , will now be tested . According to the tradition , there should be cold weather all this month until the last , when spring weather should put in an appearance . A snow fell for quite a while last evening, but the Hakes were not given much encouragement , and finally subsided .
JOHN M'CULLOUGH [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
JOHN MCULLOUGH Announcement of His Candidacy for Assistant Supervisor of Urbana Township . In this issue of The Courier will be found the announcement of John McCullough for the office of assistant supervisor of Urbana township , subject to the decision of the republican primary , to be held in this city on Saturday , March 14 . Mr . McOullough has served one term in the office to which he seeks re-election , and during that time he has rendered the township valuable service . He is a brother of James S . McCullough , state auditor , and has always been a stanch republican . The township is allowed three representatives on the county board , and by courtesy one of the three is selected from the country . In this instance Mr . McCullough is the out of town member .
THE FUNERAL OF B . F . BOGGS [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
THE FUNERAL OF B . F . BOGGS Held at Family Home Saturday Afternoon—Interment at Mi . Hope . Tho funeral of tho late Benjamin F . Boggs was held at the family home at till West Illinois street , Saturday afternoon at 2 o clock , and was largely attended . Rev . J . W . Miller , pastor of the First Methodist church , conducted tho services , assisted by Itev , FiVorhart . Tho interment was in tho family lot in Mt . Hope cemetery . There wore nmny beautiful floral offerings .
DETAILS OF COURT HOUSE [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
DETAILS OF COURT HOUSE Architect Royer Will Present Set of Drawings to Piatt Superv sors . Architect Royer is still receiving congratulations for his getting the plans for the Ilatt county court house . He will give his set of drawings to the county board this week . The building will be constructed of stone and pressed brick , will have a dome instead of a tower , and will be SSxlOO feet , three stories and a basement . The stories will be fourteen feet high , except the circuit court room , which will be twenty feet . The main floor will contain the offices of sheriff and county superintendent of schools , vaults for the several offices , etc . ; the second floor will have the offices of county and circuit clerk , treasurer , states attorney , judge , probate court room , etc ., and the third Moor will be devoted to , the circuit court , jury rooms , consultation rooms , etc . The basement and lirst story will be of stone , and above that of stone and pressed brick . The dome will...
RICHARDSON STILL GONE . . [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
RICHARDSON STILL GONE . . Mystery Deepens Regarding the Student s Disappearance . Authorities at Institution Are Keeping Up ( he Search and They Are Very Much Alarmed . The whereabouts of It E . Richardson , the missing fellow in zoology at the University , are still sought with anxiety by the University authorities . At the end of a week s search yester-. , day , nothing had been learned to quiet the Apprehensions that have been raised . „ The telegraphs and mails have been used frequently , but no trace of the missing man has been found . The fear that he is dead is growing . It is thought that he would have notified his family at Shipman if he was alive or in his right mind . One supposition is that the young man is wandering about in a dazed condition .
ENTERTAINS HIS EMPLOYES [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
ENTERTAINS HIS EMPLOYES Men Who Help Contractor J . W . Curlman Are His Guests . J . W . Curfman , the contractor , entertained his employes and their wives at a party at his home on West Illinois stret last evening . Mr . Ourfman and his estimable wife proved themselves royal entertainers and all thoroughly enjoyed the evening . Refreshments were serveu . There are few cases where friendship between employe and employer is more marked than in Mr . Curfmans , and the secret of the fact lies ifl his treatment of his men with respect at all times . ¦ Mr . Ourfman was overcome when he was-presented with a fine rockingchair , the gift of his employes . t TO BE HELD IN THIS CITY The Annual Spring Meeting ol Bloomlngton Presbytery . Tho annual spring meeting of the Bloomington Presbytery will be held in this city at . the First Presbyterian • church , commencing on ApriTlS . , - . * * * « J .. « , •&amp;
FUNERAL OF LORAII HOY . [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
FUNERAL OF LORAII HOY . Will Be Held at the Family Home Today at 12 : 30 Oclock . Tho funeral of Lorah Hoy , the 11-year-old daughter of Mr . and Mrs . A . J . Hoy , will be held today at 12-30 oclock from the family home at 509 West University avenue . Rev . Varney , pastor of the Universalist church , will conduct the services . The interment will be in the Mayview cemetery . Tho funeral party will leave on the interurban car leaving this city at 2 o clock . Trolley . Wire Broke . . By the breaking of the trolley wire at a point near the Thornburn high • school last evening about 7 o clock tho street car people were unable to run their cars up to Main street for some little time . The repairmen were brought over from Champaign and righted matters during the evening . Uniforms Coming . ¦ The Langley Camp , Sons of Veterans , have ordered twenty-five uniforms , which are for the drill team who are going to compete in tho annual state encampment at East St . Louis , May o , fl and 7 ...
MAJOR FECHET'S LECTURE , [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
MAJOR FECHETS LECTURE , Interesting Account of Indian Religions and Death of Sitting Bull . Major E . 0 . Fechet lectured last night in the University chapel . The military man had for his subject , Indian Religions and Customs . Major Fechet seemed as at home on the platform as in the saddle . W itnout an 7 pretensions to oratory , he gave a lecture full of interesting facts about the manners of the red men . The rites of the Indian Messiah were told of , and then the speaker passed to the Sio \ ix war which resulted . The part played in that struggle by Sitting Bull was treated . The Indian chieftain was killed by the Indian police a few hours before Major Fechet and his troops rode up , the major being in command of the campaign against the bloodthirsty warrior . The lecture was for the benefit of the Christian associations of the University .
COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY NIGHT [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
COUNCIL MEETS MONDAY NIGHT Petition of Home Telephone Company Comes Up for Action . The regular meeting of the city council occurs tomorrow evening in the council chamber at the city building . The most important matter to come up before the council is the question Of granting a 30-year franchise to the Home Telephone company , ¦ lust what disposition the council will make of it can only be guessed at this time . The committee to which the matter was referred has not held a . meeting as yet , and what recommendation it will make to the council is not known . Chauge of Date . It has been found necessary to change the date for holding the county final , examinations from March 27 &gt; to Thursday , March 20 , on account of the Central Illinois Teachers association meeting at BloominKton on the date first decided on . Gone to Shelby County . G . C . Row , of ltantoul , has gone to Windsor , Shelby county , where he has bought a farm . Few Di eases . Champaign county is almost f...
THE STEEL HIGHWAYS [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
THE STEEL HIGHWAYS Condensed News Items of General Interest to Rail * road Men . GATHERED BY THE COURIER Doings of the Officials and Employes Along the Peoria and Eastern . Harrisburg , 111 ., Feb . 28 . —Ewing S . Glasscock , who prevented the wreck of a Big Four passenger train near here two weeks ago , today received a pass on that road for himself and family over the entire system for a period of ninety-nine years as a reward for his heroism. Nearly two weeks ago, while on his way to this city , Mr . Glasscock , who is a farmer , discovered a rail missing in the track , and although a blizzard was raging with mercury below zero , he awaited the arrival of the passenger train and prevented what would have been a fatal and disastrous wreck . The train was over an hour late and was loaded with passengers . When he saw the train , though nearly frozen , he took off his red-lined overcoat and flagged it . When the train reached him he was so nearly frozen he had to be assisted into t...
UNKNOWN [Newspaper Article] — Urbana Daily Courier — 1 March 1903
HELD CAPTAIN LIABLE . Security Company on the Bond of Captain Nelch Pays $ 529 . Adjutant General Smith has collected $ 520 from a surety company on tho bond of Captain Welch , of the Macomb troop , who , when he retired from office , failed to account for certain equipment , clothing and accoutrements . Under the code Captain Welch was responsible for the care and preservation of the property , and was required to furnish a bond , which he did in a surety company . General Smith started a test case . After considerable parleying the company settled before the case came to . trial . It is the first instance where there has been a recovery on the bonds of militia officers , and will set a precedent that will save the State much money . General Smith , speaking of the matter yesterday , said : The evil has been getting too great . The State has been too lenient with tlie oflicers of companies and the losses of property have been immense . Outsiders have no idea what it amounts to . I ...